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Azerbaijan accuses Armenian forces of 110 ceasefire violations over 24 hours

April 15, 2016, 10:43 UTC+3 BAKU

Azerbaijan’s Armed Forces carried out 118 fire attacks on positions of Nagornpo-Karabakh forces

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BAKU, April 15. /TASS/. Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry has accused Armenia’s forces of violating ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh along the front line 110 times over the past 24 hours also using 60-mm mortars, grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns.

According to the ministry, the positions of Azerbaijan’s army located on the border between the two countries and in Nagorno-Karabakh came under fire. "In line with the operative situation, Azerbaijan’s Armed Forces carried out 118 fire attacks on positions and dug positions of the enemy," the statement read.

The Armenian side has not commented on the report yet.

The situation along the contact line of conflicting sides in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed territory between Armenia and Azerbaijan, deteriorated dramatically overnight to April 2 when fierce clashes began. The parties to the conflict accused each other of violating the truce.

At a meeting of chiefs of General Staff of Armenia and Azerbaijan in Moscow an agreement was reached on the ceasefire from noon local time (0800GMT) on April 5.

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